Nearwater Walking Holidays

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Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 15:00
North Devon Instow to Appledore: April to October 2 hours either side of high tide, this ferry cuts off the walk through Bideford.  Do check their website for operating timetable . Latest news on Twitter @appleinstferry Cornwall: Padstow to Rock:  Year round summer timetable 08:00 to 18:30 see Padstow Harbour website for full timetable details. Newquay to Crantock: End of May to mid September 10:00 to 18:00 this ferry runs approx. 3 hours either side of high tide, at other times it is possible to walk across the River Gannel.  The Ferry runs from the Fern Pit Café...
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 09:20
Nearwater Walking Holidays got a great mention in the travel section of the The Telegraph on Saturday 12th September as being "The Company" to organise your walk on the South West Coastal Path. See World's Greatest Walks.  
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 13:07
Some wonderful pictures of the South West Coastal Path for the 2015 Calendar see
Friday, February 6, 2015 - 17:32
Winter Sunset over St Mawes Castle
Monday, January 19, 2015 - 10:46
Polkerris to Fowey is a stunning 5 mile leg of the coastal path.  These are some photos of us walking it in mid January.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 10:29
As usual at this time of the year (late October) we managed to escape St Mawes for a long distance walk.  This year we just had 4.5 days so we chose to walk the SWCP from Portloe (just a 8  miles from home) to Plymouth.  Given the short daylight hours and the forecast of fog this was going to be quite a tough challenge. Tuesday (Portloe to Mevagissey 12.5 miles):Having dropped our luggage off in Mevagissey we drove to Portloe to start our walk.  Visibility was about 50 to 100metres.  The first 1.5 miles out of Portloe and along the coast are really tough (in my view some of the toughest you wi...
Friday, March 28, 2014 - 09:42
We have added "Transferwise" as a great new low cost way of paying for your holiday if you live overseas. With charges as low as 0.5% this is easily cheaper than using your bank to transfer money. Just click on the link below and it will explain how to make your first payment.   How to make your First Transferwise Payment
Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 11:43
New for 2014 we are launching our first GUIDED walking tour.  It will be based in St Just (West Cornwall) and will be led by Sonja, our German speaking guide.  She will take you on 3 wonderful walking exploring the natural beauty of the this extreme rugged western edge of England as well as delving into the history our Cornish ancestors have left behind, from ancient rock circles to more recent tin mine workings.
Monday, December 2, 2013 - 16:12
Great news for visitors to the South West, especially many of our walking customers from overseas.  Flybe has announced that it will keep its Gatwick to Newquay twice daily flight going all through the summer of 2014.  Many in Cornwall see this route as a vital economic link for the county allowing easier access for tourist and also allowing those living in Cornwall a quick route to London. google
Friday, November 8, 2013 - 14:48
There is a host sea life around the coasts of Cornwall and if you are lucky enough to see dolphins it is always nice to be able to identify them. The 3 most common types are: Bottlenose Dolpins I have seen these many times around the coast of southern Cornwall, particularly in Carrick Roads and Falmouth Bay.  They are large (1.9m to 3.9m long) have a prominent dorsal fin and beak and are predominantly grey with a pale underside.  They are seen several times a season by passengers on the St Mawes to Falmouth ferry.  These animals are seen year round in coastal waters.  Typically seen in groups...
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 16:39
I thought it might be fun and informative to list my favourite eateries on the South West Coastal Path in Cornwall.  Living in St Mawes there is obviously a bias to South Cornwall but it wouldn't be a personal list if there wasn't! 1) The Hidden Hut - above Porthcurnick beach Portscatho.  A wonderful beach cafe run by Simon and Jemma.  As well as doing great food during the day (Seafood chouder is my favourite lunchtime meal) they do "Feast Nights" throughout the summer.  These are always sold out, the food is always excellent (the weather not always) but when it is there isn't a better place....
Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 17:53
Cornwall Walking Holiday - St Ives to Mousehole in early October I managed to set aside 3 days for a quick walk from St Ives to Mousehole. Thought it was a great opportunity to refresh my memory of this season's favourite walk (about 75% of all our 2013 walks included this section). The plan was to do the longest day on my own (St Ives to St Just) and then my wife Amelia to join me for the second 2 days (St Just to Porthcurno and Porthcurno to Mousehole). Day 1 : (September 30th) St Ives to St Just The weather forecast was not looking great but I have seen worse. I set my alarm for 06:30 was o...